M&M Cookies – Cooking with kids 25



We are at F is for Flour in our A- Z of ingredients cooking with kids series.  We could have made many things, but with the Easter holidays and spring in the air we decided to make some simple M&M cookies.  My SIL had just got back from Florida so we had a wonderful selection of spring coloured M&Ms to use and these cookies are perfect for making with kids.

M&M Cookies

How to make M&M Cookies

 

This fantastic cookie recipe is so versatile, here we made it with added M&M’s, but you could use choc chips or dried fruit and in the past we have made it with Cadburys Pebbles.

Ingredients

150g softened butter
150g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla xxtract
1 tbsp milk
M&M’s

Equipment List

Bowl
Measuring spoon
Scoop
Scales
Oven tray
Measuring scoop
Fishslice
Wooden spoon
Mixer

The boys always wash their hands, roll up their sleeves and pop on an apron before cooking, before turning the oven on to preheat it.

Tip – make sure that aprons are easily accessible for kids and that they can fasten them easily.  That way they will be empowered to get ready themselves. 

making M&M cookies

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy – we used the mixer for this.

Tip – If you have forgotten to take the butter out of the fridge then you can microwave it for 15 seconds

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Add sifted flour milk and vanilla extract. mix until all combined.

Tip – we use a set of scales that is big enough for our mixer bowl to go on, so that the boys can measure straight in to it.

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We use the small scoop from this set to measure our cookie dough (it is around a tablespoon). I demonstrated how to level off the scoop using the  side of the bowl and then Maxi took over.

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Roll into 24 balls, and place on 2 greased baking sheets before pushing in your M&M’s.

maxi using oven

Bake in oven 190 C for 15 minutes.  Then let sit on the tray for around five minutes to set before removing using a fish slice to a wire rack to cool before eating.

M&M Cookies cooling

This recipe is incredibly versatile and we made double and left some in the fridge to make more the day after.  Doubling a recipe is a great maths lesson.

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M&M Cookies - Cooking with kids
These are really simple cookies with not too many ingredients that are perfect for children to make. You can substitute the M&M's with other chocolate products or even dried fruit
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Ingredients
  • 150g softened butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • M&M’s
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy – we used the mixer for this.
  2. Add sifted flour milk and vanilla extract. mix until all combined.
  3. We use the small scoop from this set to measure our cookie dough (it is around a tablespoon).
  4. Roll into 24 balls, and place on 2 greased baking sheets before pushing in your M&M’s.
  5. Bake in oven 190 C for 15 minutes.
  6. Let sit on the tray for around five minutes to set before removing using a fish slice to a wire rack to cool before eating.

M&M Cookies cooking with kids
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